So sorry for your loss bud. Hope everyone involved is okay. From what I can tell, the X did what it was supposed to and gave its life for yours.
As far as a replacement, I don’t know what to tell you to be honest. The Xterra is a very unique compromise of off road prowess, cargo, towing ability and character with rock solid reliability at a great value. Prices on every vehicle, especially “outdoorsy” ones, have spiked due to manipulation during Covid and the Xterra has been no exception. Not too ridiculous like others, but for once used vehicles are appreciating. Hopefully you get a slightly bigger check from the insurance company because of this.
I can’t seem to build out anything new the way I’d like for anything less than $60,000 in Jeep a or close to $70,000 in a new full size pick up. I refuse to shop Toyota on the principle that 4Runner dudes have said mean things about my Xterra.
What are your real thoughts? What vehicles have your considered? Have you shopped X’s within a few hundred miles of your area?